Overall Rank: 777
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 346
Theatrical Release Date: 10/24/1997
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 03/11/2008
Genre: Sci-Fi, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Andrew Niccol
Actors: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Xander Berkeley, Elias Koteas, Alan Arkin
Plot: In the not so distant future genetics is everything. The world is separated into the genetic elites and the degenerates. A degenerate leaves his old life behind to achieve what he has dreamed of no matter what the cost.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/01/2019
"Gattaca" is a wildly original film that combines elements of a murder mystery, a cat and mouse thriller, and a thoughtful sci-fi drama with a message challenging society. It's also elaborately and spectacularly designed.
smeagol - wrote on 03/04/2015
great film ,story acting, style. everything is just right. perfect cast. a classic now i would say
Ivana - wrote on 06/27/2013
God's sons as the normal under-classed, and humans genetically constructed classificated as elite. But Vicent, and Invalid normal man have an desire stronger that his human genetically inferior condition. Plausible screenplay with good performances by stellar cast and enjoyable music by Michael Nyman.
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cinegeek.de - wrote on 07/03/2016
Our Daily Free Stream: Gattaca. Ist Genetik nicht einfach vorbereitende Chirurgie? Du investierst im genetischen Testlauf das Geld, was du im Leben sparst? Perfekte Gesundheit, einen hohen IQ, eine ungewöhnlich lange Lebenserwartung... Willkommen in der schönen neuen Welt von Gattaca! Für mich nicht nur einer der intelligentesten, sondern auch einer der provokativsten Science Fiction Filme. Vincent (Ethan Hawke) heisst der Held, der ein ganzes System umstürzt. Er wurde noch auf die hergebrachte Art und Weise gezeugt - und nicht gezüchtet. Nun träumt er davon, Teil einer Expedition auf den Saturn zu werden und bedient sich illegaler DNA. Aufgrund seiner sexuellen Zeugung hätte Vincent ansonsten keine Chance. Vincent hat eine heimliche Abmachung mit Jerome (Jude Law), der über die …
MovieAddict - wrote on 07/28/2012
"I got the better end of the deal. I only lent you my body -- you lent me your dream."
In a not so distant future, human beings can be genetically constructed before birth with Biology giving parents the opportunity to influence the genetic code of their unborn children. People with the best predispositions of their parents are so called "Valids" while the natural born people are "In-Valids".
The movie starts out with Vincent being a god-child, de-gene-rate, or in-valid. The way the writer uses the term in-valid is very clever because the word can also be pronounced in-va-lid (which is an infirm or sickly person). By being genetically inferior, Vincent is discriminated against in the world that he lives in which prevents him from doing anything that most people would see as …
Yojimbo - wrote on 12/19/2011
In a future society where a person's worth is judged by their designer genes, a would-be astronaut forms an illegal partnership with a crippled Olympic athlete to cheat the system but they are threatened with exposure when the mission director is murdered. Gattaca is one of those thoughtful, concept sci-fis that trades special effects and action sequences for ideas and a commentary on the human condition. Gattaca is set in a world where our status is defined by the quality of our genes and explores the idea postulating that a person's dreams and ambitions can make us more than the physical shells we inhabit. Its elegant visuals reflect the society of perfection it represents and the fine performances by Hawke and Jude Law make for a moving and engaging story of a symbiotic relationship …
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Alex - wrote on 2008-09-08 19:46
Yes it does.&nbsp; It has some psycho issues thrown in there.&nbsp;
Josh C - wrote on 2008-09-08 19:26
This is the best movie ever made. The story is solid, acting and cast is great and it has something that most sci-fi films do not: it appeals to non sci-fi films. Gattaca (1997)One of the best movies ever made4/4 starsAchieving is believing is the message of this film. When everything is looking hopeless for Vincent Freeman (Ethan Hawke) he still has his dream. He is a degenerate, a "faith birth", he has a bad heart and bad vision. And in this futuristic world where your genes determine …